After owning her cabin in the woods for several years, a homeowner in Laurelville, OH, was ready to sell the house. Before doing so, she knew she needed to address an obvious structural problem. A few areas of the first floor were sagging and uneven, leading her to believe the floor joists in the crawl space needed better support.
As she began to research potential repair options, the owner came across Ohio Basement Authority’s website. She was then motivated to contact us to learn more about how we could help her. She met with one of our inspectors who ventured into the crawl space to evaluate the condition of the supports. He found the existing support system was indeed failing, and he recommended the perfect repair solution.
One of our crews then installed two IntelliJacks in the crawl space. IntelliJacks appear to be similar to typical jack posts, but they are far superior. The heavy-duty IntelliJacks are made of galvanized steel to enhance their durability, as well as resist rust, corrosion and rot. The IntelliJacks permanently stabilize the above floors and help raise them back to the proper level. They also are designed to prevent further settling. But if any settling occurs, the IntelliJacks can easily be adjusted. The IntelliJack system also can support vertical loads exceeding 60,000 lbs.
The homeowner now has peace of mind knowing the home will be a safer and structurally sound living environment because of this trustworthy repair project.